Jacqueline FOSTER
  • Jacqueline
  • European Conservatives and Reformists Group
  • Member
  • United Kingdom Conservative Party

Speeches in plenary


Closure of the EU ivory market to combat poaching (debate)

13-06-2018 P8_CRE-REV(2018)06-13(21)

Summer-time arrangements (debate)

08-02-2018 P8_CRE-REV(2018)02-08(7)

Formal sitting - Slovakia

15-11-2017 P8_CRE-REV(2017)11-15(9)

Aviation Strategy for Europe (debate)

16-02-2017 P8_CRE-REV(2017)02-16(2)

International aviation agreements (debate)

23-11-2016 P8_CRE-REV(2016)11-23(20)

Application of the Postal Services Directive (debate)

14-09-2016 P8_CRE-PROV(2016)09-14(18)

Market access to port services and financial transparency of ports (debate)

07-03-2016 P8_CRE-REV(2016)03-07(14)

Opening of FTA negotiations with Australia and New Zealand (debate)

21-01-2016 P8_CRE-REV(2016)01-21(5)

Sustainable urban mobility (A8-0319/2015 - Karima Delli)

02-12-2015 P8_CRE-REV(2015)12-02(20.5)

Reports - as rapporteur


Reports - as shadow rapporteur


REPORT on an Aviation Strategy for Europe

02-02-2017 A8-0021/2017

Opinions - as rapporteur


OPINION on a proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Directive 2003/87/EC to continue current limitations of scope for aviation activities and to prepare to implement a global market-based measure from 2021

20-06-2017 TRAN_AD(2017)604687

OPINION on the Annual Report on EU Competition Policy

14-11-2016 TRAN_AD(2016)585808

Opinions - as shadow rapporteur


OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the space programme of the Union and the European Union Agency for the Space Programme and repealing Regulations (EU) No 912/2010, (EU) No 1285/2013, (EU) No 377/2014 and Decision 541/2014/EU

11-10-2018 TRAN_AD(2018)626706

OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the SESAR Joint Undertaking for the financial year 2016

22-02-2018 TRAN_AD(2018)612370

OPINION on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for the financial year 2016

21-02-2018 TRAN_AD(2018)613585

OPINION on a Space Strategy for Europe

02-06-2017 TRAN_AD(2017)601249

OPINION on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Regulations (EC) No 715/2007 and (EC) No 595/2009 as regards the reduction of pollutant emissions from road vehicles

19-06-2015 TRAN_AD(2015)554829

Institutional motions for resolutions


Motion for a resolution on the future Aviation Package

04-11-2015 B8-1150/2015

Individual motions for resolutions


Written declarations


Written declaration on the conservation and welfare of Asian elephants

14-10-2015 P8_DCL(2015)0062 Lapsed


Jacqueline FOSTER , Geoffrey VAN ORDEN , Janusz WOJCIECHOWSKI , Ian DUNCAN , Renate SOMMER , Marlene MIZZI , Jeppe KOFOD , Jean LAMBERT , Keith TAYLOR , Anja HAZEKAMP , Stefan ECK

Date opened : 14-10-2015
Lapse date : 14-01-2016
Number of signatories : 87 - 15-01-2016

Written declaration on the creation of a one-stop shop for animal welfare

27-05-2015 P8_DCL(2015)0022 Lapsed


Jacqueline FOSTER , Janusz WOJCIECHOWSKI , Anja HAZEKAMP , Marlene MIZZI , Jörg LEICHTFRIED , Pavel POC , Marit PAULSEN , Catherine BEARDER , Ivo VAJGL , Keith TAYLOR , Franc BOGOVIČ

Date opened : 27-05-2015
Lapse date : 27-08-2015
Number of signatories : 84 - 26-08-2015

Written questions


Potential interference in aviation and maritime communications systems

16-01-2018 P-000209/2018 Commission

Oral questions


Animal welfare, antimicrobial use, and the environmental impact of industrial broiler farming

06-09-2018 O-000095/2018 Commission

Animal welfare, antimicrobial use and the environmental impact of industrial broiler farming

08-06-2018 O-000060/2018 Commission

An EU ban on the movement of wild circus animals

16-05-2017 O-000042/2017 Commission

EU ban on the movement of wild circus animals

14-02-2017 O-000013/2017 Commission

Transport of farm animals to Turkey

24-06-2016 O-000096/2016 Commission

EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses

16-06-2016 O-000090/2016 Commission

Germany's law on the minimum wage and the infringement procedure

25-05-2016 O-000083/2016 Commission

Germany's law on minimum wage

24-05-2016 O-000081/2016 Commission

EU ban on the use of wild animals in circuses

11-02-2016 O-000026/2016 Commission

Written explanations of vote


Summer-time arrangements (B8-0070/2018, B8-0071/2018)


The UK Conservative delegation voted against both resolutions tabled by the TRAN committee and by 38 MEPs. Regarding the TRAN resolution, we take issue with its finding that there is conclusive proof that the biannual clock change has significant negative effects on human health, agriculture and road safety. We do recognise the value of the existing directive in terms of providing a unified approach regarding the precise timing of the biannual clock changes. However, we see no need for a revision of the directive nor do we consider asking the Commission to conduct a comprehensive study on this to be good value for taxpayers’ money. Furthermore, on the grounds of subsidiarity, we see no need for an EU-wide proposal to replace the biannual clock change. Finally, we also note that the UK Government has currently has no plans to make any changes to daylight savings arrangements. Accordingly, Conservative MEPs decided to vote against both resolutions.

Aviation Strategy for Europe (A8-0021/2017 - Pavel Telička)


With regret, the UK Conservative delegation voted against this report. We welcomed the Commission’s proposed strategy and the rapporteur’s focus on improving connectivity, boosting competitiveness and keeping a market-driven perspective. We agree that protectionism is not the answer and that comprehensive external aviation agreements are the best way to set a framework for free and fair competition. We also firmly believe that attracting foreign investment is important for the competitiveness of European airlines, and that EU or national legislation should not hamper this.
However, we believe it was wholly unacceptable to grant the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL) such wide competence under Rule 54 regarding the social agenda of the Strategy. In particular, we oppose EMPL’s calls for clarification and consistent application of the ‘home base’ criterion for airlines, which we see as an attack on the business model of carriers, and its groundless claims of a significant safety risk to passengers caused by alleged ‘social abuses’ of pilots and crew members and alleged bogus employment contracts. We highlight that European airlines are regulated to the most stringent safety standards and we therefore question the lack of an evidential basis for this report’s conclusions. Consequently, we were obliged to vote against this report.



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